♦ 1st national/international organization responsible for preserving and promoting dance by people of African descent.
♦ Internationally recognized political forum, networking for administrators, educators, choreographers, and dancers.
♦ Yearly conferences that feature and highlight classes with master artists of African descent.
♦ Nationally recognized political forum for addressing critical issues and concerns.
♦ Yearly conferences with 200% growth pattern evident in over seven locales across the country.
♦ Brought in artists globally (Peru, Australia, South America, Switzerland, Africa, England, Virgin Islands, Caribbean, Bermuda, and Canada).
♦ Published choreographers directory.
♦ Annually published newsletters on current membership events, national trends, and dance updates.
♦ Published journal of articles by the membership of scholars, artists, and educators.
♦ Inter-generational dialogue between dance pioneers and students throughout the nation.
♦ Nurtured dialogue between companies of different art forms.
♦ Developed and established reciprocal relationships with Dance/USA and other organizations throughout the United States of America.
♦ Established archives with the National Afro-American Historical and Cultural Museum in Wilberforce, Ohio, Afro American Historical Museum in Philadelphia, PA, and Howard University, Moorland-Spingarn Library, Washington, DC.
♦ Increased visibility and credibility of conference host companies, choreographers, and artists in their communities.
♦ Consistently and continually working with artists, companies, and choreographers to support their works in their community.
♦ Committed to documenting and addressing our aesthetics in dance.
♦ Technical assistance to companies becoming presenters within their communities and across the country.
♦ Created opportunities for joint ventures for companies, choreographers, and universities throughout the country.
♦ Established a scholarship-training program for dancers throughout the IABD membership.
♦ Established emergency fund for IABD artists and companies.
♦ Developed first multi-company dance audition across the nation.